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Volkmer, Anna; Spector, Aimee; Warren, Jason D.; Beeke, Suzanne – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Primary progressive aphasia (PPA) describes a heterogeneous group of language-led dementias. People with this type of dementia are increasingly being referred to speech and language therapy (SLT) services. Yet, there is a paucity of research evidence focusing on PPA interventions and little is known about SLT practice in terms of…
Descriptors: Aphasia, Speech Therapy, Dementia, Intervention
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Baxendale, Janet; Lockton, Elaine; Adams, Catherine; Gaile, Jacqueline – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2013
Background: Treatment trials that enquire into parents' and teachers' views on speech-language interventions and outcomes for primary school-age children are relatively rare. The current study sought perceptions of the process of intervention and value placed on outcomes resulting from a trial of intervention, the Social Communication Intervention…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students
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Bloch, Steven; Wilkinson, Ray – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2009
Background: Acquired progressive dysarthria is traditionally assessed, rated, and researched using measures of speech perception and intelligibility. The focus is commonly on the individual with dysarthria and how speech deviates from a normative range. A complementary approach is to consider the features and consequences of dysarthric speech as…
Descriptors: Intervals, Speech Impairments, Auditory Perception, Interaction
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Walshe, Margaret; Peach, Richard K.; Miller, Nick – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2009
Background: The psychosocial impact of acquired dysarthria on the speaker is well recognized. To date, speech-and-language therapists have no instrument available to measure this construct. This has implications for outcome measurement and for planning intervention. This paper describes the Dysarthria Impact Profile (DIP), an instrument that has…
Descriptors: Head Injuries, Semantic Differential, Measures (Individuals), Psychometrics
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McCann, Joanne; Peppe, Susan; Gibbon, Fiona E.; O'Hare, Anne; Rutherford, Marion – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2007
Background: Disordered expressive prosody is a widely reported characteristic of individuals with autism. Despite this, it has received little attention in the literature and the few studies that have addressed it have not described its relationship to other aspects of communication. Aims: To determine the nature and relationship of expressive and…
Descriptors: Comprehension, Mental Age, Phonology, Autism
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Morgan, Gary; Herman, Rosalind; Woll, Bencie – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2007
Background: Specific language impairment has previously solely been documented for children acquiring spoken languages, despite informal reports of deaf children with possible sign language disorder. The paper reports the case of a deaf child exposed to British Sign Language (BSL) from birth, who has significant developmental deficits in the…
Descriptors: Language Acquisition, Children, Foreign Countries, Sign Language
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Clegg, Judy; Brumfitt, Shelagh; Parks, Randolph W.; Woodruff, Peter W. R. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2007
Background: There is a significant body of evidence documenting the speech and language abnormalities found in adult psychiatric disorders. These speech and language impairments can create additional social barriers for the individual and may hinder effective communication in psychiatric treatment and management. However, the role of speech and…
Descriptors: Verbal Communication, Negative Attitudes, Intervention, Schizophrenia
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Schlosser, Ralf W.; Wendt, Oliver; Bhavnani, Suresh; Nail-Chiwetalu, Barbara – International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 2006
Background: Efficient library searches for research evidence are critical to practitioners who wish to engage in evidence-based practice (EBP) as well as researchers who seek to develop systematic reviews. Aims: This review will propose the benefits of the search technique "Pearl Growing" ("Traditional Pearl Growing") as well…
Descriptors: Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Bibliographies, Literature Reviews, Search Strategies
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Stow, Carol; Dodd, Barbara – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2003
Background: The UK is a multicultural, multilingual society and the majority of paediatric speech and language therapists in England have at least one bilingual child on their caseload. There are many imperatives driving the profession to provide an equitable service for bilingual children. Evidence is beginning to emerge, however, that bilingual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Speech Therapy, Multilingualism, Bilingualism